The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the only association representing more than 400 garment and footwear factories, has observed that since before and after the national elections of the 5th mandate, the Royal Government has appeared to be too patient to take action against crafty unions who have always used violent and non-procedural strikes and demonstrations demanding benefits from the employer. This patience has incurred losses to the employer and given more opportunities for the bad unions to stir up the situation and commit violence repeatedly without being afraid of the law.
For instance, on 16 December 2013 there was a violence caused by the strikers who lacked consideration and followed the incitement of some bad unions and even captured 2 innocent workers to tie up their hands and legs and beat them up in the crowd of strikers. It was as if the two people were criminals.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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